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of concern about the affordable care act, obama care, right now. >> president obama celebrates thanksgiving. >> people are talking about it over the country. >> just like your uncle, he spent the whole meal bitching about obama care. >> i don't know how you affect the many fundamental problems much. >> the disaster of obama care. >> unmitigated political disaster. >> this is just the beginning. >> terrible. >> this week will take further steps to strengthen our economy. >> the white house about to go on a pr offensive. >> healthcare.gov is now stable. 90% of the time. >> 100,000, roughly, were able to enroll. >> and has achieved its goals, all be it two months late. >> is it mission accomplished? >> president obama is kind of getting all the late-night jokes now. >> as i was saying, john -- >> better him than me. >> let me try to crystallize that down. is it mission accomplished? >> using that phrase is a -- >> yeah! >> not one i would employ. chkt the absence of a compelling counter narrative to a proposal on the health care. >> you can't beat something with nothing. >> is it at all releva
would say that government should be able to do more. the problem for president obama right now and the left is that in practice, theieory io well. so politically they have a problem. and because of the way we communicate now so much more quickly, sharing information on all sorts of different ways, opinions change very quickly. that's why i think you have seen the president's poll numbers and that of other democrats declining so rapidly. are they in a free fall? not necessarily. and the republicans are going to have to say why they think government doing less would actually be better for people. but that's also hard to do in practice. when are you going to start taking things away from people and what are those things going to be? >> it's interesting you have got the power and the authority and that's part of big government. big government thinking that it can make decisions for that you smaller government can't. but separate from that is the issue of bloat. no one ever looks at our issue of bloat. efficiency and all the waste of money. why not? >> interesting over the weekend y
plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. but you're right. what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice. and i would make the argument that, you know, we have a great injustice going on in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives. and obama care is front and center in that. >> yes. he just compared fighting the health care law to fighting apartheid. rick santorum doesn't have to like the health care law, but he's a former u.s. senator. does he really think it compares to government-backed racial segregation. but this is the ugliest we've seen from comparing the law that saves lives to hurricane katrina to saying the law was terrorizing the
12.5% and right now, president obama is calling out the gop for what he says is your party to extend long-term unemployment benefits. take a look at what he says. >> for decades, congress has voted to offer relief to job seekers, including when the unemployment rate is lower than it is today, but now, that economic lifeline is in jeopardy all because republicans in this congress, which is on track to be the most unproductive in history, have so far refused to extend it. >> senator, let me ask you a direct question. do you personally, do you support extending unemployment benefits or would you let 1.3 million americans lose those benefits before the end of the year? >> i do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks that they're paid for. if you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to these workers. there was a study that came out a few months ago and it said if you have a worker that's been unemployed for four weeks and on unemployment insurance, every employer, nearly 100%, said they will always hire the person who's been out of work four weeks. when you allow people to be
obama was elected and they checked off everything on the checklist. make him an illegitimate president, reduce women's rights, roll back women's reproductive rights, keep illegals out of the country, stop everything that obama wants to do because that is what they wanted to do, to take as many days off as they want to, they go out and raise money for their elections. they are doing exactly what they want to. with just two weeks left in this first session of the hundred 13th congress, what do thing needs to be done here, what are the must do's before congress gets out of town at the we of the month? caller: need to pass a budget. they need to do something about immigration. need to have a raise for people on social security so need to have a raise for people on social security so they can live in dignity for their last couple of years in life. host: with just two weeks to go do think there is to do that? doler: all they're going to talking about obamacare until it starts working. host: yesterday on abc this week , republican congressman tom cole came in to talk about congress is to do l
because of obama care. >> she has a high wire act she has to perform right now. because if she does run, she worked for the president. but yet she doesn't want to be associated with him if the health care rollout and the rest of this goes south. she has to balance what's good for her. and it doesn't look right now that being aligned with obama is that good for her. >> it's interesting, because i remember when i first started in journalism in the early '90s. we were talking about hillary care. it really does go all the way back to hillary clinton. but understandably now, with all of the debacle of the rollout, howard, she doesn't want to be associated with this. right? >> that is true. but at the same time, she doesn't want to alienate president obama's core supporters, particularly african-american voter who is she may need in 2016. james carville, long time clinton intimate, told me the other day no successful presidential candidate has ever run by saying the next four years are going to be exactly the same as the last eight. she has to be a different kind of democrat. then there's the
with the obamas right now. so is the former secretary of state hillary clinton, the current attorney general of the united states, eric holder, the national security advisor to the president, susan rice, among many, many others. let's bring in our chief national correspondent, john king, who has covered a lot of these kinds of trips. we have been on many of these major trips. can it get awkward from time to time? you have -- there will be four american presidents, current president, three former presidents, in south africa with their wives at the same time. >> number one, a major security challenge for the united states secret service and their international allies as they cooperate on this. i just spoke to a couple sources, they say they are very confident. can it get awkward. you mentioned the current president of the united states and raul castro. i was at the mandela inauguration where vice president gore was there and fidel castro. fidel castro several times tried to approach vice president gore and he literally ducked him, went behind aides. it was a comkocomical scene. >> i have the o
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to look at it right now. when people talk about obama care they forget about all the positives. the fact that right now for me in college i'm not paying any higher premium. i'm allowed to stay on my parents' health insurance until i'm 26 because of obama care. when i end up finding my own plan which i do plan on doing once i turn 26, i will not be denied for any pre-existing conditions, i'm not going to be denied because i'm a woman, i won't pay any higher charges. i think those are very important things to focus on but back to your point about student loan debt, i don't necessarily see it as a trade-off that way because i know a lot of people will not be able to be covered because of their parents because they're able to stay with them until they're 26 but with student loan, that's something that's tackled in a separate way but putting the two together -- >> i don't know, charlie, it's just expenses. you all have expenses, i got expenses, and i'm just trying to figure out how this is going to work out. look, what do numbers show from this harvard poll, it's that young people are going t
from obama's hellful right now the president is hospital at the hall and just gave the right a brand new car. its up to them if the choose door number two. sound like you're yelling. >> yes, but look amazing. >> dana, they're saying -- >> they set themselves up for the deadline. no mary what looked like -- >> if they believe it is going to be true. >> why are you laughing at me? >> these shots are a little odd. when it's -- these shots are a little odd. they're coming at you when you're talking. i can't pick my nose. >> four points that are very quick, then you can move on to someone who doesn't look so weird. >> okay. i think they have deeper problems than this website. the first one is the price. the sticker shock is a problem. as you said, obama care doesn't cover sticker shock. it's not just on the premiums. it's on the deductibles. the number of young people not participa participating. that is going to continue to be like the jeng ga game, pulling that piece out. the third one is choice. you were choice of doctor. people are starting to see how narrow their choices are going to
, and to sunny. >>> thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> president obama comes here tomorrow. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. i got the christmas eve excitement brug here at hard balance, because tomorrow at precisely this time, the president of the united states is going to join us on "hardball." it's going to be a serious night of questions, certainly for me, questions about executive management methods and the health care rollout, voter suppression across the country and war and peace questions. how we can avert war with iran. we've been hitting these issues on "hardball." i'm hoping the president will be responsive to the concerns that you and i certainly share and the hopes that we have for this country for the next three years. unfortunately, america's still being assaulted by the bizarre benghazi tactics or that he's an illegal alien who shouldn't have been elected in the first place and should be deported to east africa or somewhere more distant. we have a wild and wooly right wing out there that cares nothing a
play left, right? the obama administration said they expect the enrollment to jump dramatically in the coming months. meanwhile, the state exchanges, they're doing even better. how about california alone? 80,000 people in california. now, this is a dirty word. if you connect it to the democrats. private health plan enrollments, 80,000 in the state of california? that's right. and 135,000 have signed up for medicaid. el with, how about new york? in this state, over 250,000 people have completed applications for obama care. over 40,000 people have enrolled in a private plan. and in the state of kentucky, where we were visiting not long ago, now the number is up to over 56,000 people have now enrolled in the private insurance or medicaid in a rural state of kentucky. how in the world could that happen? overall state exchanges nearly doubled their enrollment in the first two weeks of november, compared to all of october. and you know what, you just simply can't argue with the numbers. you can't argue with the result. you can't argue with the guy who went 109 yards for auburn and bea
half of obama care. it's actually not going to -- they're cutting right into medicare. they're also cutting right into medicare advantage. isn't that going to lower the reimbursement rates for medicare and push doctors out of the medicare system? >> yeah, they're already leaving in droves from accepting medicare. and they're going to concierge practices, limiting their number of medicare patients they take. they are taking only commercial insurance plans. and many people are taking -- the premier physicians aren't taking any insurance. you just have to send the bill to your insurance company and hope that they pay for that. >> this is a dumb question, what would you have them do? obama dials you up, sees you on "the kudlow report," wants to know what you would do. what would you tell him. >> give everybody at birth a health savings account and that's what i would do -- >> just give it to them. >> it makes everybody a capitalist. and capitalism has been the winning formula -- >> tax free, save it up all those years, the inside build-up. this is what harold ford wanted when he was run
points. >>> right now, president obama is en route to south africa, he will speak at tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. joining him is former president george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will also attend. these are live pictures from johannesburg. thousands of people have left remembrances. >>> alfonzo van marsh is in suetto, where close to a thousand people are expected at tomorrow's remembrance services. >> reporter: gathering in south africa, remembering the man who helped reshape their nation. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographer, darrell todd wanted to capture the
about face of president obama's own family. right after the break. don't miss it. >> white house said in 2011 there is no record of them ever being there. that it's -- how do you make that mistake? ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, at's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. >>> now, they've done a 180, the kelly file investigation. trace? >> when the president's uncle was arrested for drunk driving in 2011 not only did we learn he's in the country illegal but learned he's related to the president he was asked if he'd like to make a phone call but he said i think i'd like to call the white house white house says
'reilly previously. i remember when bill o'reilly interviewed president obama right before the super bowl, the questions right out of the box were, bang, bang, bang. it was like bill was that's the role that bill feels that he plays and he hit him hard. chris matthews on the other side was more a fan. it was 180 degrees. he was oh, mr. president, mr. president, i love you, mr. president. how can we get through this? aren't those republicans naughty? look how they're trying to suppress the vote of people in the south. i mean, he obviously appealed to his pals, to someone he wanted to build back up. >> isn't that insulting statement? >> if you watch msnbc, brian, come on of the you know what you're getting. you watch msnbc to get an objective take on the president's performance? >> that's the reason he went to msnbc. you want to be interviewed by somebody who you're talking to and you're wondering, is he having a tingle right now? >> that or martin bashir. >> he's on the naughty list now! >> and the after he show was unbelievable. one of the statements from chris matthews afterward is he t
face in a story about a member of president obama's own family right after this break. don't miss this. >> the white house said in 2011 there was no record of them ever meeting now the boston globe is being told by the white house how can you make that kind of a mistake? ♪ [ camera shutter clicks ] now, that's cardworthy. [ n ] all right. here we go. ♪ cardworthy. [ female announcer ] this holiday season, visit shutterfly.com for all your cardworthy moments. [ female announcer ] i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. infrom chase. so you can. did you try restarting it? no, not that. i was thinng about getting a tablet aa gift... verizon
that president obama will rewrite its handiwork. >> would you argue that that is indeed happening right now? as you try to work out differences between various perspectives on a piece of legislation, those who may be asked to give something that they think the president agrees might say, why should i give on that? i can get that changed or done unilaterally by the executive branch. party that wants to achieve that says, why should i agree to it? >> you could imagine such a negotiation about the effective date of obamacare. after the statute is passed, president obama decides that the effective date is regardless of what congress runs. >> mr. turley, the constitution's system of separated powers is not simply about stopping one branch of government usurping another. it is about protecting the americans from the dangers of concentrated government power. how does the president's unilateral modification of acts of congress affect both the power between the political branches and the liberty interest of the american people? the danger is quite severe. that he is not simply posing a danger to the
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involving a member of president obama's own family. that's right after the break. don't miss this. >> the white house said in 2011, i believe, there was no record of them ever meeting. and now the boston globe is being told by the white house, and i assume you can elaborate here, in fact, they have not only met, but they lived together briefly when the president was in law school. how could you make that kind of mistake? keeping up with these two is more than a full time job and i don't have time for unreliable companies. angie's list definitely saves me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. >>> i have a very quick quest
: hi. think obama is a little bit nonchalant about health care. if we cannot appeal this lot right now, wait until he gets out of office and then appeal law. too many people are suffering. thank you. host: should someone be fired? rose, are you there? daniel, washington, dc. democrat. what do you think? should the president hold somebody accountable and fire someone? i think the people he would fire, he does not have the executive reach to do. this is a republican chief justice that voted -- that had the swing vote. essentially it is insurance reform. he does not have the reach to fire insurance company executives. moderatelydly, republican health care reform -- it is getting a little bit more insurance for a little but more people. he is trying to exercise measure and judgment to see it follow- through. staying the course and policy is ihis think what he should do. on your point about the politics, that is the headline in the wall street journal. report -- it says later on in the article gavea recent poll republicans a narrow edge on the question of which party voters would like to se
prerogative. very similar to what president obama is claiming, the right of the game to essentially stand above the law to reform the law to the kings views. i'm not saying that president obama is a monarch but that was the issue that gave the impetus to this clause, in my view. the language did not change very much. later, people like benjamin -- the dispensing power of the president. he wrote a very good paper about when the president can refuse to enforce laws. he basically said he could only be done -- they could only be done when there's intrusion upon executive power. by the way, that's was involved in the myers case we talked about, referred to earlier. or if it was clearly unconstitutional, and that second issue, established had to be very, very clear so the president does not exercise that authority. this is a i would respond. we don't have to hyperventilate to look any problem and take it is not about who the president it today or what he's trying to achieve. what is lacking from the other side is any notion of what the world will look like in a tripartite system if the presiden
care act, obama care right now and people are talking about it all over the country and it's a great opportunity for republicans. for to us have a huge year like we did in 1994 we'll have to have the sort of alternatives that bill is talking about. do you hear that, whether it's republican governor's association or in washington now, there is that understanding. i would be stunned if you didn't see a variety of alternatives. >> david gregory for those running for re-election and all the negative messages that are in this narrative right now in terms of obama care how fair are they and how hard of a slog will it be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it will be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. they have to have more positive stories that flood the marketplace and the media. look at story after story, morning after morning we're having this conversation of what the difficulties are, what the andy poling is, what we simply are confused by. they are going the need so much success even that's going to lag before they get to a pla
. >>> four u.s. presidents are headed to south africa to pay final respects to civil rights legend nelson mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the he
with. they did sort of need something new, right, for the holiday? s and turns out president obama didn't close the vatican embassy, they thought they had a live one there, but that ended up not being true. and they thought they had a huge story when they thought president obama didn't cover babies with the health insurance. but that wasn't true. that one guy that thought his baby was not covered on his health insurance is because that one activist guy forget to list that baby. he forget one of his kids, simple mistake, apparently. the irs scandal turned out not really being a scandal. trying to turn the benghazi scandal into a tragedy other than a tragedy. and they keep trying to pull stunts to repeal obama care, now that hundreds of thousands of people are getting health insurance that they didn't have before. they really need a new thing. they think they would like to hit him now on iran. according to the hill, quote, house republicans are considering various legislative options that would either tacitly or >> test test . >>> today "the hill" newspaper show the country that they, the
& friends" starts right now. >>> good morning. it's thursday, december 5. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. new details this morning. president obama watched his signature health care plan sink from the sidelines holding only one private meeting with kathleen sebelius in three and a half years. should he have been more involved? we report, you decide. >> it wasn't even private at that. the president pitching obamacare to the young people. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance as a lot of bartenders don't have it. >> that's right, get them tanked up. why the young people in this country, the ones who voted for that man you saw a moment ago, losing faith in the commander in chief. >> if you clean offices, put sticky pads on people's desks, buy health insurance so they have something to look at. it is a christmas classic played out under ground. >> stick your tongue on that pole. >> are you kidding? stick my tongue on that stupid pole? gee! >> a christmas story on a new york city subway station. did you ever lick a pole? "fox & friends" starts right no
, that op-ed he wrote is an early shot. another piece you have up there this morning, president obama juggling legislative issues right now. republicans, though, going back after health care as we head into 2014. that's really where the focus is going to be for his opponents, isn't it? >> sure s. willie the white house got more excited reaction from liberals, the left democrats and maybe they expected earlier this week when they said on "morning joe" that every day this month up until the deadline that the president was going to be focusing on health care. people got very excited about it. the supporters loved it. but the president has a lot else on his plate. this is a multi-tasking month today. the president is talking about income in equality at 11:15. he will be talking about immigration he has foreign policy and heads up to hawaii at the end of the month. the president has a ton going on t. supporters think there is good news, maybe the website is steadying now want more of the president every day. >> obviously, the republicans will not let up despite they may be setting up polit
for obama there saying next year we will have some sort of bipartisan plan on voting rights. i took a step back. are we sure it's going to be bipartisan? are we sure there will be meaningful bipartisan plan. everything i have seen tells me there may be a plan next year. i'm hard pressed to see where it's bipartisan. >> we are saying an eternally hopeful, optimistic president who knows full well that whoever, and especially he's for it, is going to be impossible to get age done. the republicans have made it clear on any issue from the bucket, economy, jobs, health care, immigration you name it they will stand in the way of quote giving him a win. they don't want him to succeed. as we know, there have been two books wren that republicans collude before he was inaugurated to insure he would not be successful. so a president's job is to be hopeful and optimistic. that's what the president is being here, but that's not to say that he shouldn't try. because the president, while hopeful and optimistic. he's dealing with all these obstruction and impediments, he has to try, otherwise why be in the
-- >> there is no polling that says that cornyn is on the right side of history. there's no polling on that. >> is obama honest and trustworthy? 46% say yes, 53% say no. i doesn't know n't know if you y correlate that lying. >> that's also falling in line with job performance. you're talking about a congress right now with a job performance level at 9%. this attack on bawl care. look, there's a lot of evidence on which i wish you had talked about earlier. there's a lot of everyday rolling out that this story that you are fascinated with is going to come to an end because you know what, people are signing up for it. the site is working better. and there's stories all around the country, particularly from those states running their own programs like california and oregon and even red states like kentucky where you saw over the last couple days the washington post story talking about how the health care debate is stopping there as rural americans get signed up for something they've never had in their lives, and that's health care, taking away the shame and the fear of walking around and waking up and hopin
care act on obama care. >> i know people call this law obama care. >> obama care. >> and that's okay, because i do care. >> back on the hill, republicans are not backing down. >> chairman darrell issa. >> no one is suggesting for a moment that we take government out of health care. >> right. >> that one kicked me in the belly. they have no plan. >> we've been putting deals on the table. >> but nothing's passed. >> the other issue obviously is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these aspare teas have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application and selected a health plan on the federal exchange on sunday and monday but we don't exactly know ho
in kim bridge. i thought it was right to ask him, and the president said he in fact had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until the president's apartment was ready. >> so bottom line is, jay carney saying that back in 2011, when they first got the question, they told "the boston globe" the two had never met because they failed to ask the president directly. they say these details came it in court, they cleared it up, asked the president directly. for the record, they're also saying that the president played no role in his immigration case at all. >> it's very interesting, and yet another question jay carpey didn't want to get but you asked it, ed. thank you so much. >> a very rare delivery. triplets born in california. why they're so special, next. ppó >>> welcome back. get ready to meet three little girls who share something unique. they're identical triplets born ten days ago in california. their rare because multiples don't run in their family, and mom and dad didn't use fertility drugs, and the doctor says it
of opportunities to push him on these big questions about obama care and other programs, right? >> you know, honestly when i've been interviewed i would rather somebody ask me hard questions because you can knock one out of the park when it's a fastball across the shoulder. if somebody is just lobbing things down in the dirt, which -pis what mathews essentially d, it makes both of them frankly look less than they should. >> have you ever watched obama get a tough question. one of our reporters asked him a tough question and he looked so outraged he couldn't talk. >> bret baier did the question with him and bret was pressing him, it was respectful, but doing the job of a real journalist and you could see obama bristoling with indignation, how dare him push me. >> maybe that's why the presidents are sort of going on lockdown now. talking about this earlier on the show they don't want the hard questions and therefore, having press conferences not even meeting with reporter mitt romney got testy with bret asking him tough questions. >> i'm going to start getting testy with you guys. obama has d
washington. >>> president obama is making a long trip from washington to south africa to honor civil rights legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's nati
and flying isn't much better. already 1500 flights have been canceled. also right now, president obama heading to south africa where crowds are mourning and celebrating nelson mandela. we'll have a live report on the president's expected role in tomorrow's public memorial service. >>> and right now, 85-year-old merrill newman resting at his home in california after spending more than a month in captivity in north korea. he's also sharing new details about his ordeal, including the menu.
crashes, cancelled flights and chaos, and it's not over yet. >>> president obama is in the air right now headed to south africa to honor nelson mandela. security is tight as the soccer stadium there hosts dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together
your time as always. chris matthews will have an exclusive interswru president obama tonight on "hard ball." watch it live right here on msnbc. and coming up, bill karins and richard will be back for "first buzz." we'll tell you about all the stories we're talking about including how heidi montag and spencer plat blew through their fortune. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.® >>> time for first buzz. richard and bill are back for this. it's a sad story. >> no happy ending here. it's not funny. i just found it so crazy that it actually happened. a washington state woman in vancouver, she had scanner activity from the police. that's what she does. that's what she zment a horrible accident sounds really bad. that was on interstate 205. try not to panic. my husband left work early. he drives
. what could cause the price >>> president obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of p
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at this hour, on the record right now, president obama is wrapping up remarks about israel during a time of tension over iran. these are some live pictures. the president literally just wrapping up. more from the white house. >>> and the budget breakthrough, a rare bipartisan plan is in the works right now. i'll ask a gop congresswoman if they'll make deadline day. >>> there will be a lot of friendships made and other kids will have a friend to play with. >> and the buddy bench. one second-grader's idea to solve loneliness is today's big idea. a lot to get to. >>> we start this hour with the release of 85-year-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you might imagine, newman says he is thrilled to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> no
the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but and i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand you guys
at 1:15 p.m. patrick leahy of vermont talks about the obama administration's policies on human rights as well as future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights. the event coincides with the 55th anniversary of the signing of the universal declaration of human rights. that was adopted by the u.n. general a summit on december 10, 1948. that event gets underway at 115 eastern on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> lives once again from pew charitable trusts here in washington as we await remarks, secretary lew. you will discuss implications of the dodd-frank financial regulations law. a couple of stories from "the associated press." a number of americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week, 20,000, to 298,000 nearly a six-year low. it shows companies are laying off fewer workers. applications have fallen in seven of the past eight weeks. a hopeful sign for job
it was a privilege and honor to be there. the first and only time they met is right after president obama was elected senator in 2005. it was at a hotel here in washington. the president and then senator was not on nelson mandela's schedule but he stayed strong and persevered and he got himself on that schedule. they had a brief meeting and there is an iconic photo take than day by one of the president's aides and that photo hangs in the west wing. >> the only photo that exists of that meeting, by the way. karen travers reporting live from washington. thank you. >>> mandela died at his home surrounded by his youngest daughters who were in london at the time attending a premier about of a film about his life. they asked the film be played until the end. the audience which included prince william, was only told that mandela died as the credits rolled. the marquee lit up in his honor. new york was the first stop on his u.s. tour in 1990. he wanted to go to harlem because the people knew about resistance and fighting for change. stay with abc news as we remember nelson mandela's lel legacy. information a
know, and i just don't think it is right. who --tion would be -- president obama when he severed -- when hed look for sat for 20 years and listen to reverend wright? guest: you know, i'm not quite sure how to answer that question. that there is a lot of variation between the states and the federal systems, and that is really one of the things that we found was that there is so much of a difference between a federal standards and the states, and the states really have so much variation between them. some of them -- the rules are state, soto the you have the separation of powers, you have the state rights. they would have a really unique form and unique standards. i could give examples of your interested. host: sure. guest: in new jersey, they asked the justices to discuss if they own any property in atlantic city. atlantic city geographically the tiny part of new jersey. i guess this came from interest in making sure there were not corruptive influences and gambling. in north carolina, they asked for any -- if anyone who ifointed the judge gave -- the judge gave any money to that
for you right here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer and i'll see you tomorrow. >>> it's another day of bad surprises from obama care. and this may be the topper. some people with pre-existing conditions, especially cancer patients, may be worse off because of the new law. >>> and sticker shock. deductibles are skyrocketing and that means huge out-of-pocket posts. and then get this -- 70% of doctors in california won't play in obama care. >>> also tonight, very senior, highly placed republican house source in washington, d.c. tells me the budget deal is close but the sequester will not survive intact and there will be a revenue package. >>> and finally, the fight for economic freedom gets even more intense overseas. look at this statue of linen toppled. this fight is not going away. all those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." first up tonight, a report that a majority of california doctors, as many as 70%, are staying off the state's obama care exchange because they can't afford to participate. that
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